'impossible tasks' lead to worry
If you give yourself an advice that you cannot possibly follow through, failure is inevitable. Instructions such as "I must be completely calm", "I must know everything" are impossible to realize.
It is a fact that people are nervous during a test, don't know everything and sometimes study with reluctance. None of this gets in the way of a good performance. Impossible tasks are usually caused by gross exaggeration; in their turn these tasks can hinder you and lead to worry.

The result of a test depends to a great extent upon smart studying

  1. smart preparation
  2. smart test-taking skills
Do you want to know more about

  • smart studying?
  • coping with worry?
  • coping with worry during a test?
  • problem-solving and "impossible instructions"?